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Volkswagen Earns Perfect Score from HRC, Named Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality

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Human Rights Campaign 2018 Best Places to Work Corporate Equality Index

With a perfect score of 100% in the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index (CEI), the Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (VWGoA) earns a significant distinction — 2018 Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality.

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The 2018 Corporate Equality Index created by the HRC sets the standard and serves as the “national benchmarking tool on corporate policies and practices pertinent to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer employees.”

This year’s CEI (its 16th edition) evaluated approximately 945 businesses on their “LGBTQ-related policies and practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs, and public engagement with the LGBTQ community,” reports Volkswagen Media.

Of the 945 businesses reviewed by the HRC, a total of 609 scored a 100%, establishing themselves as worthy of the Foundation’s title of Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality. The title-earning businesses, ranging widely in size and scope, represent a variety of industries.

“The number of employers offering transgender-inclusive health care coverage leapt from 647 last year to 750 this year, including 58 percent of the Fortune 500-ranked businesses,” reported the HRC.

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Mike Beamish, Executive Vice President Human Resources, VWGoA stated, “At Volkswagen Group of America, we are committed to creating an environment where each person feels respected and appreciated. Recognition by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation as a 2018 Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality validates those efforts and we are proud to be an employer of choice for the LGBTQ community.”

This is the 11th nod from the HRC earned by the automaker.

News Source: Human Rights Campaign Foundation